Who else loves a good margarita? No junk ingredients in this one, just pure Florida Sunshine! Start with high quality blanco tequila, add fresh squeezed lime juice, a splash of orange juice, triple sec or Cointreau, simple syrup (make your own with stevia and keep it low carb) and optionally add a splash of soda water. Last but not least, rim your glass with a lime and dip your margarita glass in Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub and Cocktail Rimmer that has notes of kaffir lime, grapefruit, honey, himalayan salt and a subtle smoky hint of chipotle pepper. Warning, you will want to keep licking your glass because it’s HIGHLY addictive! And voila, you’re instantly in a Sunshine State of Mind!
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What makes this a Sunshine State Margarita?

Let’s face it, the BBQ Rub market is crowded. So, when I decided to come out with my own BBQ Rub, I knew it had to be different. Someone gave me sign that says “Be a Flamingo in a Flock of Pigeons” and that’s exactly what my rub is. It is a Flamingo in a Flock of Pigeons- totally different than anything out there!  One way my Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub is unique to the rub market, in addition to being delicious on all proteins, is  that it’s an AMAZING cocktail rimmer. This “Flamingo” of a rub is freaking amazing as a rimmer on margaritas or any cocktail really. And as a bit of the rub slips into the glass when you slink your glass, it amps the flavor too. The EPIC sensation of your tongue hitting the granulated honey, Himalayan salt, kaffir lime and orange zest mixing with this refreshing margarita can’t be overstated- it’s puts this margarita in a class of its own!

My skinny margaritas have only a few choice ingredients making it a refreshing cocktail to enjoy guilt free. It combines tequila, a bit of agave syrup, a dash or orange juice,  lime juice, and lime flavored soda water. The soda water adds a nice touch of effervescence, plus, this drink should be served in a tall glass so it will last you a bit longer!

In order to make this a Sunshine State of Mind Margarita, you need my Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub. Use Code MARGARITA for $1 off the rub so you can experience the epicness of the Sunshine State of Mind Margarita. Even if you can’t make it to the beach or the tropics, this drink will transport you on a virtual vacation, no matter where you are!

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Sunshine State of Mind Margarita

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  • Author: Robyn
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x


This naturally skinny margarita gets a nice flavor boost by being rimmed with GrillGirl's Sunshine State of Mind Cocktail Rimmer, infusing every sip with the essence of Kaffir lime, Granulated honey, Himalayan Salt, Orange peel and coriander.



This recipe makes two cocktails.

  • 4 oz tequila
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup (ie, one teaspoons per drink)
  • dash of orange juice, triple sec or cointreau (don't overdo it, but this does cut the tartness a bit of the limes)
  • Juice of two large limes, plus an additional lime for garnish.
  • 11/2 cans or 12 ounces of lime flavored sparkling water
  • 23 tbsp Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub and Cocktail Rimmer 


Combine the tequila, agave syrup, lime juice in a cocktail shaker with  some ice in a cocktail shaker and shake profusely to help dissolve the agave syrup. Using the leftover lime, rub it around the rim of the glass to wet the glass on the edges- this is where the rub is going to adhere to. Next and then Pour into a Collins glass filled with ice, and then add soda water. If you like your margaritas a bit sweeter, I add a bit of stevia in the raw to my glass.

If you feel like you want your ‘rita a bit sweeter, add a touch of stevia or monk fruit sweetener to keep the calories low. By starting with a base of agave, it keeps it tasting natural, not artificial.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: cocktails, margaritas
  • Note: I’ve used affiliate links in this post- this means I might make a small commission on any product links. It helps fund this blog- thanks!

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